Antrim Borough (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)


Antrim Borough (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)

Northern Ireland Parliament constituency infobox
Name = Antrim


Type = County
Start = 1929
End = 1973
EM = First past the post

Antrim, sometimes known as Antrim Borough to distinguish it from the former constituency of the same name, was a single-member county constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.

Boundaries and Boundary Changes

Antrim was a division of County Antrim. Before 1929 it was part of the seven-member Antrim constituency, with which it shared a name. The constituency sent one MP to the House of Commons of Northern Ireland from 1929 until the Parliament was prorogued in 1972 and abolished in 1973.

The division, from 1929 until 1969, adjoined Antrim Mid to the north, Antrim Bann Side and Lough Neagh to the west, Antrim South to the south, Belfast to the south-east, Antrim Carrick to the east and Antrim Larne to the north-east.

In terms of the then local government areas the constituency in 1929 comprised parts of the Rural Districts of Antrim, Ballymena, Belfast and Lisburn.

After boundary changes in 1969 the constituency included parts of the Rural Districts of Antrim and Lisburn.

In 1969-1973 the division bordered Bannside to the north-west, Larne to the north-east, Carrick and Newtownabbey to the east, Belfast and Larkfield to the south-east, South Antrim to the south and Lough Neagh to the west.

Politics

Antrim was only represented by two MPs, both members of the Ulster Unionist Party. They typically held a large majority and many elections were uncontested.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 22 May 1929: Antrim, Antrim
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = Hugh Minford
votes = 6,869
percentage = 63.41
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Unionist
candidate = W. Graham
votes = 3,964
percentage = 36.59
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 2,905
percentage = 26.82
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 17,937
percentage = 60.39
change = "N/A"
Election box gain with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
loser = new seat
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 30 November 1933: Antrim, Antrim
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = Hugh Minford
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 9 February 1938: Antrim, Antrim
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = Hugh Minford
votes = 8,133
percentage = 60.21
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Progressive Unionist Association
candidate = J. Graham
votes = 5,374
percentage = 39.79
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 2,759
percentage = 20.43
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 20,687
percentage = 65.29
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 14 June 1945: Antrim, Antrim
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = Hugh Minford
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 10 February 1949: Antrim, Antrim
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = Hugh Minford
votes = 11,580
percentage = 83.05
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Northern Ireland Labour Party
candidate = W. J. Gregg
votes = 2,363
percentage = 16.95
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,217
percentage = 66.10
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 20,165
percentage = 69.14
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

* "Death of Minford"Election box begin
title=Antrim by-election, 1951
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = Nat Minford
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 22 October 1953: Antrim, Antrim
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = Nat Minford
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 20 March 1958: Antrim, Antrim
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = Nat Minford
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 31 May 1962: Antrim, Antrim
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = Nat Owens Minford
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 25 November 1965: Antrim, Antrim
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = Nat Minford
votes = 10,417
percentage = 62.58
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Democratic Party (Northern Ireland)
candidate = J. McGivern
votes = 6,230
percentage = 37.42
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,187
percentage = 25.15
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 29,580
percentage = 56.28
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

* "Boundary changes"

Election box begin
title=General Election 24 February 1969: Antrim, Antrim
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = Nat Minford
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

* "Parliament prorogued 30 March 1972 and abolished 18 July 1973"

References

* "Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election Results 1921-1972", compiled and edited by Sydney Elliott (Political Reference Publications 1973)

External links

* "For the exact definition of Northern Ireland constituency boundaries see" http://www.election.demon.co.uk/stormont/boundaries.html


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